DRIVE to success, Athena Racing's Podcast with STEM Role Models

Athena Racing's Student Advisory Board

How did they get to where they are? What success and failures did they meet along the way? What is their why?

Join our fireside chats as our young team of Athenians have conversations with STEM role models. Discover the life-changing moments that these adults have to share and how they got to where they are.

All Episodes

We continue the conversation with Simon Dawson with a huge announcement! Athena Racing is very happy to announce that we have partnered with D3eSports and Dawson Racing to bring the real and virtual world of racing to students around the globe! With this announcement we are offering  30 female students, grades 6-12, the opportunity to be chosen to represent Athena Racing and receive training in racing, car engineering, spokeswoman representation, pro athlete mental resiliency and more.  As mentioned in the news release read by millions, “We are very excited to have put this partnership together with Athena Racing,” said Simon Dawson, Chief Executive Officer and President of StemGen. “The previous missing piece for us was working with an authentic, passionate partner who understands the power of motorsport marketing, innovations, and fan engagement. With Athena Racing, we will be able to share this drive with students who are enthusiastic about a career in the variety of businesses in and around motorsports." Athena Racing will be featured as one of eight (8) selected teams in the Global 2022 D3eSports Cup Championship. The recorded modules from the weekly training session, starting November 18, 2021 will be available for training downloads to ALL amateur eSports enthusiasts worldwide. Simon now leads three of the family businesses – Dawson Racing an IMSA team with the hypercar in the LMP3 class, STEMgen focused on providing sustainable STEM education globally, and D3eSports a virtual Forza racing series  to engage children and adults on a gaming platform as a means of engaging community and providing educational entertainment. Time to start the engines, let’s do this! Enjoy listening! TO APPLY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP GO TO ATHENARACING.ORG/DRIVE2021 Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn @RaceAthena Visit us at AthenaRacing.org to learn more about our STEM program and events for girls in middle school and high school. Today's Episode Included: Simon Dawson + Mihika Tiwari + Loxley Browne = Priceless Conversation!

Sep 17

20 min 23 sec

Imagine being your dad's shadow on track with legends...Mario Andretti, F1, Lola. Our guest, Simon Dawson, grew up with racing in his DNA and has incredible stories to share with you. As our Athenians hear from many of our STEM role models, his is also a path with many twists and turns. While he loved the racing industry his parents wanted him to take a different path. He became a professional tennis player, but the lure of racing couldn’t be denied and an opportunity to work with Ferrari brought him to the States. Simon now leads three of the family businesses – Dawson Racing an IMSA team with the hypercar in the LMP3 class, STEMgen focused on providing sustainable STEM globally, and D3eSports a virtual Forza racing series  to engage children and adults on a gaming platform as a means of engaging community and providing educational entertainment. Time to start the engines, let’s do this! Enjoy listening! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn @RaceAthena Visit us at AthenaRacing.org to learn more about our STEM program and events for girls in middle school and high school. Today's Episode Included: Simon Dawson + Mihika Tiwari + Loxley Browne = Priceless Conversation! STEM education, Girls in STEM, Athena Racing, Club Athena, Athena STEM, Dawson Racing, D3eSports, STEMgen, STEM.org, STEM certified, history of racing, racing family, sports, STEM programs, racing

Sep 10

17 min 9 sec

As a child actor, Pauli Litt's ability to entertain captured our attention as he lit up the big screen in "Speed Racer." The conversation that he commanded as an 8-year old on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" will make you smile. That took courage and confidence to capture the stage with such a known late night host. He talks about those experiences and his transition into entrepreneurship in our podcast. Our team learned so much during this interview, we hope you do too! In this episode you will learn: what he is doing now as an entrepreneur (and it is fascinating) how to prepare for public speaking Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn @RaceAthena Visit us at AthenaRacing.org to learn more about our STEM program and events for girls in middle school and high school. Today's Episode Included:  Pauli Litt + Mihika Tiwari + Loxley Browne = Priceless Conversation! STEM education, Girls in STEM, Athena Racing, Club Athena, Athena STEM, public speaking, actor, speed racer movie, 

Sep 3

14 min 24 sec

The Ingenuity Cup is a global innovation competition who those looking to create groundbreaking innovations in 40 days. Athena Racing's team accepted the challenge and have been hard at work developing a mobility product that will enhance the education experience for students who love STEM subjects! Listen to the full interview as Axel Schultze, the Founder of Blue Callom, the World Innovation Forum and most importantly, the host of the Ingenuity Cup in which we are competing, shares stories of his work. His career in Silicon Valley resulted in his creating and exiting five successful companies. Two were billion dollar companies! It seems as though he will never stop innovating and working! Athena Racing's student think tank team developed an innovative approach to education to answer a need that we saw within our own environment. The only student-led team in the competition, our young 12 to 15 year-old female students are in pursuit of STEM-related careers. They invent and develop products and processes that will lead us into the future. *********************************************** On June 22, a global community of innovative minds will virtually come together to support and evaluate the next generation of innovators. During the next 40 days, innovation teams will utilize the Neuro Ideation method and Deep Innovation Design Model to completely redesign the act of innovation. The results, groundbreaking innovations that were never before imagined and will completely disrupt their respective industries. Teams will present their innovations and it will be up to judges and the public to determine who will win the prestigious Ingenuity Cup, the cash prize, and the opportunity to compete for the 2025 Space Award. *********************************************** We need your vote! Our team of students is excited to announce that we have been shortlisted and will be pitch on a global level to investors! 49.5% of the points come from public vote. That is why we need you there on Tuesday morning - June 22nd at 7am PST (for us) - to watch, listen and vote for Athena Racing's innovative product that we are taking to market!  You have to vote in real time. By the end of the pitch competition a winner will be announced! Register today at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IQgrap8jQ4yPm7_pEkDH9w Watch the livestream on Tuesday's June 22nd at 7am PDT at: https://www.facebook.com/Neuroideation/live_videos/

Jun 21

20 min 58 sec

The Ingenuity Cup is a global innovation competition who those looking to create groundbreaking innovations in 40 days. Athena Racing's team accepted the challenge and have been hard at work developing a mobility product that will enhance the education experience for students who love STEM subjects! Listen to a clip of the full interview - short #3 - as Axel Schultze, the Founder of Blue Callom, the World Innovation Forum and most importantly, the host of the Ingenuity Cup in which we are competing, shares stories of his work. His career in Silicon Valley resulted in his creating and exiting five successful companies. Two were billion dollar companies! It seems as though he will never stop innovating and working! Athena Racing's student think tank team developed an innovative approach to education to answer a need that we saw within our own environment. The only student-led team in the competition, our young 12 to 15 year-old female students are in pursuit of STEM-related careers. They invent and develop products and processes that will lead us into the future. *********************************************** On June 22, a global community of innovative minds will virtually come together to support and evaluate the next generation of innovators. During the next 40 days, innovation teams will utilize the Neuro Ideation method and Deep Innovation Design Model to completely redesign the act of innovation. The results, groundbreaking innovations that were never before imagined and will completely disrupt their respective industries. Teams will present their innovations and it will be up to judges and the public to determine who will win the prestigious Ingenuity Cup, the cash prize, and the opportunity to compete for the 2025 Space Award. *********************************************** We need your vote! Our team of students is excited to announce that we have been shortlisted and will be pitch on a global level to investors! 49.5% of the points come from public vote. That is why we need you there on Tuesday morning - June 22nd at 7am PST (for us) - to watch, listen and vote for Athena Racing's innovative product that we are taking to market!  You have to vote in real time. By the end of the pitch competition a winner will be announced! Register today at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IQgrap8jQ4yPm7_pEkDH9w Watch the livestream on Tuesday's June 22nd at 7am PDT at: https://www.facebook.com/Neuroideation/live_videos/

Jun 20

3 min

The Ingenuity Cup is a global innovation competition who those looking to create groundbreaking innovations in 40 days. Athena Racing's team accepted the challenge and have been hard at work developing a mobility product that will enhance the education experience for students who love STEM subjects! Listen to a clip of the full interview - short #2 - as Axel Schultze, the Founder of Blue Callom, the World Innovation Forum and most importantly, the host of the Ingenuity Cup in which we are competing, shares stories of his work. His career in Silicon Valley resulted in his creating and exiting five successful companies. Two were billion dollar companies! It seems as though he will never stop innovating and working! Athena Racing's student think tank team developed an innovative approach to education to answer a need that we saw within our own environment. The only student-led team in the competition, our young 12 to 15 year-old female students are in pursuit of STEM-related careers. They invent and develop products and processes that will lead us into the future. *********************************************** On June 22, a global community of innovative minds will virtually come together to support and evaluate the next generation of innovators. During the next 40 days, innovation teams will utilize the Neuro Ideation method and Deep Innovation Design Model to completely redesign the act of innovation. The results, groundbreaking innovations that were never before imagined and will completely disrupt their respective industries. Teams will present their innovations and it will be up to judges and the public to determine who will win the prestigious Ingenuity Cup, the cash prize, and the opportunity to compete for the 2025 Space Award. *********************************************** We need your vote! Our team of students is excited to announce that we have been shortlisted and will be pitch on a global level to investors! 49.5% of the points come from public vote. That is why we need you there on Tuesday morning - June 22nd at 7am PST (for us) - to watch, listen and vote for Athena Racing's innovative product that we are taking to market!  You have to vote in real time. By the end of the pitch competition a winner will be announced! Register today at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IQgrap8jQ4yPm7_pEkDH9w Watch the livestream on Tuesday's June 22nd at 7am PDT at: https://www.facebook.com/Neuroideation/live_videos/

Jun 20

4 min 50 sec

The Ingenuity Cup is a global innovation competition who those looking to create groundbreaking innovations in 40 days. Athena Racing's team accepted the challenge and have been hard at work developing a mobility product that will enhance the education experience for students who love STEM subjects! Listen to a clip of the full interview - short #1 - as Axel Schultze, the Founder of Blue Callom, the World Innovation Forum and most importantly, the host of the Ingenuity Cup in which we are competing, shares stories of his work. His career in Silicon Valley resulted in his creating and exiting five successful companies. Two were billion dollar companies! It seems as though he will never stop innovating and working! Athena Racing's student think tank team developed an innovative approach to education to answer a need that we saw within our own environment. The only student-led team in the competition, our young 12 to 15 year-old female students are in pursuit of STEM-related careers. They invent and develop products and processes that will lead us into the future. *********************************************** On June 22, a global community of innovative minds will virtually come together to support and evaluate the next generation of innovators. During the next 40 days, innovation teams will utilize the Neuro Ideation method and Deep Innovation Design Model to completely redesign the act of innovation. The results, groundbreaking innovations that were never before imagined and will completely disrupt their respective industries. Teams will present their innovations and it will be up to judges and the public to determine who will win the prestigious Ingenuity Cup, the cash prize, and the opportunity to compete for the 2025 Space Award. *********************************************** We need your vote! Our team of students is excited to announce that we have been shortlisted and will be pitch on a global level to investors! 49.5% of the points come from public vote. That is why we need you there on Tuesday morning - June 22nd at 7am PST (for us) - to watch, listen and vote for Athena Racing's innovative product that we are taking to market!  You have to vote in real time. By the end of the pitch competition a winner will be announced! Register today at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IQgrap8jQ4yPm7_pEkDH9w Watch the livestream on Tuesday's June 22nd at 7am PDT at: https://www.facebook.com/Neuroideation/live_videos/

Jun 19

54 sec

That time to explore, learn and have fun is what makes summer camp an absolute must in the lives of all children. It was a right-of-passage for our founder and her incredible memories of learning and making new friends is what lead her to creating our inaugural 2020 FABcamp. As you will learn from Ocean, one of last year’s campers, the assignments and projects were exactly what she wanted and needed. Listen to find out what was the favorite part of FABcamp from both Loxley and Ocean!    Her Key Take-Aways: Why the community of summer camps is so important Learn new things, even about topics you never expected to study Camps are the community where you can build life-long friendships Two years ago, a spark ignited that has grown into an award-winning STEM education program. Using a racecar, Athena Racing teaches essential life skills and career development with interactive and creative methods to stimulate curiosity and expose STEM career opportunities. Follow the link in our bio to discover more! LIKE! FOLLOW!! SHARE!!! #startup #nonprofit #entrepreneurship #athenaracing #automotive #motorsports #STEMeducation #girlsinSTEM #girlsinengineering #girlsinrobotics #business #marketing #podcast #vlog #students #howto

Jun 19

7 min 27 sec

Building a working Board requires members who are willing to pay it forward in time, energy, knowledge and connections. How did Athena Racing’s CEO attract industry leaders and experts to support our non-profit? Great energy and enthusiasm are key! Discover how she involved all ages into building out a Board that is leading our organization into the future. Her Key Take-Aways: Lead with integrity and responsibility Inspire all ages to get involved Give others the platform to share their knowledge Athena Racing is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides free training for young girls in middle school and high school who are interested in discovering career paths in engineering, design, robotics, driving or business in the automotive, motorsport and transportation industries. This is a girls-only program that provides a safe space for young girls to be surrounded by like-minded female students. Your Support Fuels Athena Racing DRIVE change DRIVE education DRIVE success Visit AthenaRacing.org to discover more! startup, nonprofit, entrepreneurship, athena racing, automotive, motorsports, STEM education, girls in STEM, girls in engineering, girls in robotics, business, marketing, podcast, vlog, students, how to build a business, how to build a nonprofit, tips in entrepreneurship

May 31

7 min 38 sec

Leaders and CEOs will appreciate the thought, work and decisions made in our pandemic pivot. With the world in gridlock we had to take the responsibility of shaping a new normal without knowing what the next day would bring. Acting as a race car driver, we looked beyond the immediate and focused on seeing the future. That new future is what we are racing towards. You can’t control other things, but you can control yourself and your reactions.   Her Key Take-Aways:  Study history and what has happened in the past  Listen, take advice and make an executive decision  Be a leader who takes responsibility   Two years ago, a spark ignited that has grown into an award-winning STEM education program. Using a race car, we teach essential life skills and career development with interactive and creative methods to stimulate curiosity and expose STEM career opportunities.    Your Support Fuels Athena Racing   DRIVE change   DRIVE education   DRIVE success    Visit AthenaRacing.org to discover more!           startup, nonprofit, entrepreneurship, athena racing, automotive, motorsports, STEM education, girls in STEM, girls in engineering, girls in robotics, business, marketing, podcast, vlog, students, how to build a business, how to build a nonprofit, tips in entrepreneurship, pandemic pivot, leadership, CEO

May 28

6 min 31 sec

How do you stand out from your peers at work, school, life? Become a Renaissance Woman with multiple skillsets that work across different sectors is key in today’s workforce. Left-brain, right-brain, engineers, artists…it takes all to create the perfect team and with multiple skillsets you can amplify your innovation and productivity! Her Key Take-Aways: Build your skillsets Become a valuable employee and leader Focus on your strengths to build skills Athena Racing is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides free training for young girls in middle school and high school who are interested in discovering career paths in engineering, design, robotics, driving or business in the automotive, motorsport and transportation industries. This is a girls-only program that provides a safe space for young girls to be surrounded by like-minded female students. Additionally, they learn to apply design thinking (empathize, define, ideate, prototype, test) to all aspects of life in an environment where they experience how to learn, to fail, and to persevere. Your Support Fuels Athena Racing DRIVE change DRIVE education DRIVE success Visit AthenaRacing.org to discover more! startup, nonprofit, entrepreneurship, athena racing, automotive, motorsports, STEM education, girls in STEM, girls in engineering, girls in robotics, business, marketing, podcast, vlog, students, how to build a business, how to build a nonprofit, tips in entrepreneurship

May 26

4 min 39 sec

Generating press for your company is an important step in driving awareness. Learn the important steps and ways to become the darling of your media contacts. Her Key Take-Aways: Respect the time of media Tell your story with enthusiasm Create newsworthy stories and information Two years ago, a spark ignited that has grown into an award-winning STEM education program. Using a racecar, we teach essential life skills and career development with interactive and creative methods to stimulate curiosity and expose STEM career opportunities. Your Support Fuels Athena Racing DRIVE change DRIVE education DRIVE success Visit AthenaRacing.org to discover more! startup, nonprofit, entrepreneurship, athena racing, automotive, motorsports, STEM education, girls in STEM, girls in engineering, girls in robotics, business, marketing, podcast, vlog, students, how to build a business, how to build a nonprofit, tips in entrepreneurship

May 26

6 min 29 sec

From shy to social butterfly, the ability to connect is a skill that you can learn. To make the best connections, you need to be an outstanding connection. “Say what you’re going to do and do what you say” is the best way to assure your connections that you are worth backing.    Her Key Take-Aways: Just be a nice person A smile will open doors Connect to those with same goals and values   "How I Built This" - the Story of Entrepreneurship, Determination & Athena Racing – is a special series on the Drive to Success Podcast. Q&A with Athena Racing's Founder & CEO, Loxley Browne, along with members of the Student Advisory Board, Volunteers & Board Members.   Two years ago, a spark ignited that has grown into an award-winning STEM education program. Using a racecar, we teach essential life skills and career development with interactive and creative methods to stimulate curiosity and expose STEM career opportunities.      Your Support Fuels Athena Racing   DRIVE change   DRIVE education   DRIVE success    Visit AthenaRacing.org to discover more!    #startup #nonprofit #entrepreneurship #athenaracing #automotive #motorsports #STEMeducation #girlsinSTEM #girlsinengineering #girlsinrobotics #business #marketing #podcast #vlog #students #howto

May 19

5 min 15 sec

If you like putting puzzles together, this is the division of the company you should spearhead. Creating your online presence takes the knowledge and patience to link everything together. Making a change to the site often requires three to ten other steps just to get the automation and process in place. But, as we all know, if you don’t have an online presence, as a business, you don’t exist! Learn how to approach this without too much fear and start putting that big puzzle together.   Her Key Take-Aways:  Your website is your business card  Create a handle that is the same across all channels  Websites take constant attention   Make certain to listen to the importance of the name and the importance of your branding and graphics across everything – website, email marketing, social media, email – everywhere! Episodes 3, 5 and 10 are part of the puzzle pieces that you should listen to first.    "How I Built This" - the Story of Entrepreneurship, Determination & Athena Racing - Drive to Success Podcast is a Q&A with Athena Racing's Founder, Loxley Browne and members of the Student Advisory Board, Volunteers & Board of Advisors.   Two years ago, a spark ignited that has grown into an award-winning STEM education program. Using a racecar, Athena Racing teaches essential life skills and career development with interactive and creative methods to stimulate curiosity and expose STEM career opportunities.    Follow the link in our bio to discover more! #startup #nonprofit #entrepreneurship #athenaracing #automotive #motorsports #STEMeducation #girlsinSTEM #girlsinengineering #girlsinrobotics #business #marketing #podcast #vlog #students #howto

May 17

7 min 33 sec

When you are telling your story, the visuals that you use are key! Your graphics and branding team (or you the solopreneur) needs to create a graphics package and consider all of the placements – website, brochures, social media – in order to properly spotlight your work.   Her Key Take-Aways:  Put a professional touch on your graphics Think about where your graphics will be used Simple, with less text, is better "How I Built This" - the Story of Entrepreneurship, Determination & Athena Racing – is a special series on the Drive to Success Podcast. Q&A with Athena Racing's Founder & CEO, Loxley Browne, along with members of the Student Advisory Board, Volunteers & Board Members. Two years ago, a spark ignited that has grown into an award-winning STEM education program. Using a racecar, we teach essential life skills and career development with interactive and creative methods to stimulate curiosity and expose STEM career opportunities. Athena Racing is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides free training for young girls in middle school and high school who are interested in discovering career paths in engineering, design, robotics, driving or business in the automotive, motorsport and transportation industries. This is a girls-only program that provides a safe space for young girls to be surrounded by like-minded female students. Additionally, they learn to apply design thinking (empathize, define, ideate, prototype, test) to all aspects of life in an environment where they experience how to learn, to fail, and to persevere. Your Support Fuels Athena Racing DRIVE change DRIVE education DRIVE success Visit AthenaRacing.org to discover more! startup, nonprofit, entrepreneurship, athena racing, automotive, motorsports, STEM education, girls in STEM, girls in engineering, girls in robotics, business, marketing, podcast, vlog, students, how to build a business, how to build a nonprofit, tips in entrepreneurship

May 14

6 min

Telling your story in a smart, concise voice is key to attracting customers, followers, donors, media. There are so many channels to get the word out there, but how do you do that in a way that attracts good attention? How do you get your key customers attention? How do you keep it all updated?   Her Key Take-Aways:  Write to your key clients  Find your voice  Keep it smart and simple "How I Built This" - the Story of Entrepreneurship, Determination & Athena Racing – is a special series on the Drive to Success Podcast. Q&A with Athena Racing's Founder & CEO, Loxley Browne, along with members of the Student Advisory Board, Volunteers & Board Members. Two years ago, a spark ignited that has grown into an award-winning STEM education program. Using a racecar, we teach essential life skills and career development with interactive and creative methods to stimulate curiosity and expose STEM career opportunities. Athena Racing is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides free training for young girls in middle school and high school who are interested in discovering career paths in engineering, design, robotics, driving or business in the automotive, motorsport and transportation industries. This is a girls-only program that provides a safe space for young girls to be surrounded by like-minded female students. Additionally, they learn to apply design thinking (empathize, define, ideate, prototype, test) to all aspects of life in an environment where they experience how to learn, to fail, and to persevere. Your Support Fuels Athena Racing DRIVE change DRIVE education DRIVE success Visit AthenaRacing.org to discover more! startup, nonprofit, entrepreneurship, athena racing, automotive, motorsports, STEM education, girls in STEM, girls in engineering, girls in robotics, business, marketing, podcast, vlog, students, how to build a business, how to build a nonprofit, tips in entrepreneurship

May 11

7 min 11 sec

A pitch is the concise and interesting way of describing your company, your product or yourself. It does take preparation and practice to become skilled, so take the time to perfect what you say. Imagine that you are in an elevator and have 7 floors to capture the attention of the one person that you have wanted to meet. Know your pitch, know your ask, and know your deliverable. That magic combination with your contagious enthusiasm will open doors! Her Key Take-Aways: Arouse curiosity in the message you pitch Practice! Speak out loud in front of a mirror First impressions are important, be prepared! "How I Built This" - the Story of Entrepreneurship, Determination & Athena Racing – is a special series on the Drive to Success Podcast. Q&A with Athena Racing's Founder & CEO, Loxley Browne, along with members of the Student Advisory Board, Volunteers & Board Members. Two years ago, a spark ignited that has grown into an award-winning STEM education program. Using a racecar, we teach essential life skills and career development with interactive and creative methods to stimulate curiosity and expose STEM career opportunities. Athena Racing is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides free training for young girls in middle school and high school who are interested in discovering career paths in engineering, design, robotics, driving or business in the automotive, motorsport and transportation industries. This is a girls-only program that provides a safe space for young girls to be surrounded by like-minded female students. Additionally, they learn to apply design thinking (empathize, define, ideate, prototype, test) to all aspects of life in an environment where they experience how to learn, to fail, and to persevere. Your Support Fuels Athena Racing DRIVE change DRIVE education DRIVE success Visit AthenaRacing.org to discover more! startup, nonprofit, entrepreneurship, athena racing, automotive, motorsports, STEM education, girls in STEM, girls in engineering, girls in robotics, business, marketing, podcast, vlog, students, how to build a business, how to build a nonprofit, tips in entrepreneurship

May 7

5 min 43 sec

Planning a budget is a big, audacious task! This is your time to think over every single thing you would LIKE to do and whittle it down to what you CAN do. A budget keeps you on track and accountable. Without it, you can’t show where you are going and what you want to accomplish. Every program costs money and time… this is your way of accounting for both. Her Key Take-Aways: Brainstorm all of your big ideas when creating your budget Ask questions and ask the right questions Plan for this year, next year and 10 years from now "How I Built This" - the Story of Entrepreneurship, Determination & Athena Racing – is a special series on the Drive to Success Podcast. Q&A with Athena Racing's Founder & CEO, Loxley Browne, along with members of the Student Advisory Board, Volunteers & Board Members. Two years ago, a spark ignited that has grown into an award-winning STEM education program. Using a racecar, we teach essential life skills and career development with interactive and creative methods to stimulate curiosity and expose STEM career opportunities. Athena Racing is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides free training for young girls in middle school and high school who are interested in discovering career paths in engineering, design, robotics, driving or business in the automotive, motorsport and transportation industries. This is a girls-only program that provides a safe space for young girls to be surrounded by like-minded female students. Additionally, they learn to apply design thinking (empathize, define, ideate, prototype, test) to all aspects of life in an environment where they experience how to learn, to fail, and to persevere. Your Support Fuels Athena Racing DRIVE change DRIVE education DRIVE success Visit AthenaRacing.org to discover more! startup, nonprofit, entrepreneurship, athena racing, automotive, motorsports, STEM education, girls in STEM, girls in engineering, girls in robotics, business, marketing, podcast, vlog, students, how to build a business, how to build a nonprofit, tips in entrepreneurship

May 5

5 min 3 sec

With the launch of our extracurricular STEM program into the school at the start of the 2019-2020 school year our founder was scouting the schools like a SEC football coach. Then the pandemic hit. Fast, smart, swift decisions expanded our reach and our plans keep growing. Find out what is in the works and the key industry leader she would like to meet…the answer may surprise you. It was not the person our Board Advisor, Kristen Finley, thought it would be!    Her Key Take-Aways:  Connect with community partners to grow  A pandemic only stops your growth if you don’t change  Guess the key player in the industry that Loxley would like to meet!   "How I Built This" - the Story of Entrepreneurship, Determination & Athena Racing - Drive to Success Podcast is a Q&A with Athena Racing's Founder, Loxley Browne and members of the Student Advisory Board, Volunteers & Board of Advisors. Two years ago, a spark ignited that has grown into an award-winning STEM education program. Using a racecar, Athena Racing teaches essential life skills and career development with interactive and creative methods to stimulate curiosity and expose STEM career opportunities. Discover more at: https://linktr.ee/AthenaRacing LIKE! FOLLOW!! SHARE!!! #startup #nonprofit #entrepreneurship #athenaracing #automotive #motorsports #STEMeducation, #girlsinSTEM #girlsinengineering #girlsinrobotics #business #marketing #podcast #vlog #students #howto

May 3

9 min 11 sec

"How I Built This" - the Story of Entrepreneurship, Determination & Athena Racing – is a special series on the Drive to Success Podcast. Q&A with Athena Racing's Founder & CEO, Loxley Browne, along with members of the Student Advisory Board, Volunteers & Board Members. Two years ago, a spark ignited that has grown into an award-winning STEM education program. Using a racecar, we teach essential life skills and career development with interactive and creative methods to stimulate curiosity and expose STEM career opportunities. Athena Racing is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides free training for young girls in middle school and high school who are interested in discovering career paths in engineering, design, robotics, driving or business in the automotive, motorsport and transportation industries. This is a girls-only program that provides a safe space for young girls to be surrounded by like-minded female students. Additionally, they learn to apply design thinking (empathize, define, ideate, prototype, test) to all aspects of life in an environment where they experience how to learn, to fail, and to persevere. Your Support Fuels Athena Racing DRIVE change DRIVE education DRIVE success Visit AthenaRacing.org to discover more! startup, nonprofit, entrepreneurship, athena racing, automotive, motorsports, STEM education, girls in STEM, girls in engineering, girls in robotics, business, marketing, podcast, vlog, students, how to build a business, how to build a nonprofit, tips in entrepreneurship

Apr 30

4 min 43 sec

Growing her career through the for-profit sector brings a different and fresh perspective to our non-profit. Hear the amazing story of how Ms. Browne accomplished a nearly impossible feat. The story of Athena Racing's fast paced beginnings is unbelievable. Hear the thoughts from our founder and her wish "fix the nonprofit sector" and make Athena Racing self-sustaining. Her Key Take-Aways: - Do the homework, always keep learning! - Read the books suggested by top CEOs - Learn the terminology, it's different in each sector "How I Built This" - the Story of Entrepreneurship, Determination & Athena Racing – is a special series on the Drive to Success Podcast. Q&A with Athena Racing's Founder & CEO, Loxley Browne, along with members of the Student Advisory Board, Volunteers & Board Members. Two years ago, a spark ignited that has grown into an award-winning STEM education program. Using a racecar, we teach essential life skills and career development with interactive and creative methods to stimulate curiosity and expose STEM career opportunities. Athena Racing is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides free training for young girls in middle school and high school who are interested in discovering career paths in engineering, design, robotics, driving or business in the automotive, motorsport and transportation industries. This is a girls-only program that provides a safe space for young girls to be surrounded by like-minded female students. Additionally, they learn to apply design thinking (empathize, define, ideate, prototype, test) to all aspects of life in an environment where they experience how to learn, to fail, and to persevere. Your Support Fuels Athena Racing DRIVE change DRIVE education DRIVE success Visit AthenaRacing.org to discover more! startup, nonprofit, entrepreneurship, athena racing, automotive, motorsports, STEM education, girls in STEM, girls in engineering, girls in robotics, business, marketing, podcast, vlog, students, how to build a business, how to build a nonprofit, tips in entrepreneurship

Apr 28

5 min 41 sec

You may think you know you know us, but you won’t really know Athena Racing until you listen to this episode. It’s all in the name. Get ready to find out what we are really racing towards! Her Key Take-Aways: - What our name really means - Research your competitors - Getting doors to open "How I Built This" - the Story of Entrepreneurship, Determination & Athena Racing – is a special series on the Drive to Success Podcast. Q&A with Athena Racing's Founder & CEO, Loxley Browne, along with members of the Student Advisory Board, Volunteers & Board Members. Two years ago, a spark ignited that has grown into an award-winning STEM education program. Using a racecar, we teach essential life skills and career development with interactive and creative methods to stimulate curiosity and expose STEM career opportunities. Athena Racing is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides free training for young girls in middle school and high school who are interested in discovering career paths in engineering, design, robotics, driving or business in the automotive, motorsport and transportation industries. This is a girls-only program that provides a safe space for young girls to be surrounded by like-minded female students. Additionally, they learn to apply design thinking (empathize, define, ideate, prototype, test) to all aspects of life in an environment where they experience how to learn, to fail, and to persevere. Your Support Fuels Athena Racing DRIVE change DRIVE education DRIVE success Visit AthenaRacing.org to discover more! startup, nonprofit, entrepreneurship, athena racing, automotive, motorsports, STEM education, girls in STEM, girls in engineering, girls in robotics, business, marketing, podcast, vlog, students, how to build a business, how to build a nonprofit, tips in entrepreneurship, branding, trademark, how to choose a business name, the meaning of names

Apr 26

3 min 50 sec

"How I Built This" - the Story of Entrepreneurship, Determination & Athena Racing - Drive to Success Podcast What sparked the idea for Athena Racing?!? Learn how this concept came to life. How all of the steps in Loxley’s career led to her creating this nonprofit extracurricular program. As she says in the podcast, “I never thought I would start Athena Racing, I never could have guessed that I would have done anything like this. But now that I have done it, I couldn’t imagine never doing it.” Her Key Take-Aways: Build your career, one step at a time. Always be ready to learn. Develop multiple skillsets. "How I Built This" is a Q&A with Athena Racing's Founder, Loxley Browne and members of the Student Advisory Board, Volunteers & Board of Advisors. Two years ago, a spark ignited that has grown into an award-winning STEM education program. Using a racecar, we teach essential life skills and career development with interactive and creative methods to stimulate curiosity and expose STEM career opportunities. Athena Racing is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides free training for young girls in middle school and high school who are interested in discovering career paths in engineering, design, robotics, driving or business in the automotive, motorsport and transportation industries. This is a girls-only program that provides a safe space for young girls to be surrounded by like-minded female students. Additionally, they learn to apply design thinking (empathize, define, ideate, prototype, test) to all aspects of life in an environment where they experience how to learn, to fail, and to persevere. Your Support Fuels Athena Racing DRIVE change DRIVE education DRIVE success Visit AthenaRacing.org to discover more! startup, nonprofit, entrepreneurship, athena racing, automotive, motorsports, STEM education, girls in STEM, girls in engineering, girls in robotics, business, marketing, podcast, vlog, students, how to build a business, how to build a nonprofit, tips in entrepreneurship

Apr 23

7 min 19 sec

"How I Built This" is a special series of the "Drive to Success" podcast. For the next 11 weeks our Founder, Loxley Browne, will be sitting down with members of Athena Racing's team for Q&A sessions of how she created this award-winning, girls-only, STEM education program.  Her vision to demolish the status quo involves a Racecar. We are racing towards a new future with fearless female leaders as we teach them essential life skills and career development. The interactive and creative methods to stimulate curiosity and expose STEM career opportunities drives them with confidence towards more inclusive and diverse opportunities. Athena Racing is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides free training for young girls in middle school and high school who are interested in discovering career paths in engineering, design, robotics, driving or business in the automotive, motorsport and transportation industries. This is a girls-only program that provides a safe space for young girls to be surrounded by like-minded female students. Additionally, they learn to apply design thinking (empathize, define, ideate, prototype, test) to all aspects of life in an environment where they experience how to learn, to fail, and to persevere. Your Support Fuels Athena Racing DRIVE change DRIVE education DRIVE success Visit AthenaRacing.org to discover more! startup, nonprofit, entrepreneurship, athena racing, automotive, motorsports, STEM education, girls in STEM, girls in engineering, girls in robotics, girls in tech, women in tech, extracurricular program, STEM role model, female leadership, female role model

Apr 21

2 min 58 sec

When life sends you in a new direction you have to listen! After battling cancer and winning, the multi-patent scientist, entrepreneur, and yoga instructor -Laura Flanagan- combined all of her talents into creating a new business in a new county. Laura, an R&D scientist at Promega, worked in  scientific and business roles within the company. Her awakening led her to creating her very own Equine Therapy Center in Costa Rica with her horse Socrates where she combined her intense passion for plants, animals, yoga and healing. To learn more about Laura, visit her website: https://www.socratescenter.com/ In this episode you will learn:  The challenges Laura faced in her career What led her to open her own equine therapy center What she plans to do in the future with the Therapy Center Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn @RaceAthena Visit us at AthenaRacing.org to learn more about our STEM program and events for girls in middle school and high school. Today's Episode Included:  Laura Flanagan + Akshaya Koramutla + Mihika Tiwari + Loxley Browne = Priceless Conversation! STEM education, STEM role models, Girls in STEM, Athena Racing, Club Athena, Athena STEM, engineer, Engineering #EngineersWeek, Socrates Center, Laura Flanagan, scientist, promega, biology

Mar 25

20 min 1 sec

Áine Shivnan, the Vice President of Program Management at Qualcomm Research, is responsible for operations and strategy management for research programs primarily focused on artificial intelligence. She works with scientists and engineers to develop state-of-the-art technologies with a particular concentration on machine learning techniques optimized for mobile devices to enabling autonomy, mobility, and low-power for use in smartphones, robotics, IoT, and automotive applications. In this episode you will learn: How Áine got involved in technology Some challenges of being a female in a male dominated industry Some of the differences between small startups and big companies Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn @RaceAthena Visit us at AthenaRacing.org to learn more about our STEM program and events for girls in middle school and high school. Today's Episode Included: Aine Shivnan + Mihika Tiwari + Loxley Browne = Priceless Conversation! STEM education, STEM role models, Girls in STEM, Athena Racing, Club Athena, Athena STEM, engineer, Engineering

Mar 10

28 min 4 sec

Dani Phan is a recent SDSU graduate and now works as a Mechanical Engineer at NuVasive. During her years in university, Dani was an active leader of the Aztec Racing, SDSU’s SAE Team, and has volunteered for several notable organizations, and also held a few different STEM internships in helping others! In this episode you will learn: - life after college & entering the engineering workforce - college SAE Racing programs - advice for a future engineer Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn @RaceAthena Visit us at AthenaRacing.org to learn more about our STEM program and events for girls in middle school and high school. Today's Episode Included:  Shayne Conner + Loxley Browne + Dani Phan = Priceless Conversation! STEM education, STEM role models, Girls in STEM, Athena Racing, Club Athena, Athena STEM, engineer, Engineering #EngineersWeek

Feb 25

13 min 14 sec

Abby Hempy is a recent master's graduate of mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University and is now a Vehicle Systems Engineer at NASCAR R&D. Her experience and wisdom that she shares with our high school girls is priceless in helping them understand what path to take through college, the challenges they will face and how to be best prepared for their next step in education. In this episode you will learn: - How Abby decided to become a mechanical engineer - What Abby thinks of her new job with NASCAR Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn @RaceAthena Visit us at AthenaRacing.org to learn more about our STEM program and events for girls in middle school and high school. Today's Episode Included:  Abby Hempy + Ocean Tice + Mihika Tiwari + Loxley Browne = Priceless Conversation! STEM education, STEM role models, Girls in STEM, Athena Racing, Club Athena, Athena STEM, engineer, Engineering #EngineersWeek

Feb 22

21 min 55 sec

Tegan Hammond is a professional stunt driver and the first woman to be featured in a promotional video for Ferrari. Tegan's driving career began at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 2011 where she currently holds two land-speed records—302 mph & 294 mph. Her first time in the driver's seat where she set a 294 mph record was captured and featured in a Canadian Discovery Channel episode.  In this episode you will learn: What it feels like to be in a car moving at around 300 mph How Tegan was chosen to be featured in a promotional video for Ferrari Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn @RaceAthena Visit us at AthenaRacing.org to learn more about our STEM program and events for girls in middle school and high school. Today's Episode Included:  Tegan Hammond + Mihika Tiwari + Loxley Browne = Priceless Conversation! STEM education, STEM role models, Girls in STEM, Athena Racing, Club Athena, Athena STEM, engineer, Engineering, Cars, Hollywood, Stunt Car Driver

Feb 21

23 min 51 sec

Dean Case is a communications consultant for multiple companies, like MOTIVO Engineering and Grassroots Motorsport Magazine. Hear about his background with major automotive companies like Mazda, Ford, and Nissan. Listen in on his stories and advice as a significant volunteer and Board Member for the Society of Automotive Engineers. In this episode you will learn:  The importance of making connections and maintaining networks How to enhance engineering with interdisciplinary skills Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn @RaceAthena Visit us at AthenaRacing.org to learn more about our STEM program and events for girls in middle school and high school. Today's Episode Included:  Dean Case + Shayne Conner + Mihika Tiwari + Loxley Browne = Priceless Conversation! STEM education, STEM role models, Girls in STEM, Athena Racing, Club Athena, Athena STEM, engineer, Engineering

Feb 6

23 min 21 sec

Juliana Vida is a retired military officer and experienced technology executive, liaison to the Pentagon. Juliana sees technology innovation as an opportunity to not only drive business and mission outcomes, but also motivate workers at all ages and levels of technological maturity to contribute in meaningful ways and do their best work.  In this episode you will learn:  Some benefits of being in the military and what it can offer a person How one can succeed in an industry they may not have much prior knowledge with How what one originally views as a downfall can actually be a helpful career turning point Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn @RaceAthena Visit us at AthenaRacing.org to learn more about our STEM program and events for girls in middle school and high school. Today's Episode Included:  Juliana Vida + Mihika Tiwari + Loxley Browne = Priceless Conversation! STEM education, STEM role models, Girls in STEM, Athena Racing, Club Athena, Athena STEM, engineer, Engineering

Feb 6

20 min 30 sec

Hannah Grisham is a professional race car driver and the first female R&D driver for Pirelli USA headquarters. Joining her is her father, Tom Grisham to expand on the adventures of being a racing family. Hannah has been driving since age 3, riding motorcycles since age 4, and racing karts since age 6. She started racing cars when she turned 16 and has had over 800 competitive race starts.  In this Episode You Will Learn:  Some of the ups and downs of life as a racecar driver What being a test driver entails How racecar drivers prepare before a race Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn @RaceAthena Visit us at AthenaRacing.org to learn more about our STEM program and events for girls in middle school and high school. Today's Episode Included:  Hannah Grisham + Tom Grisham + Mihika Tiwari + Loxley Browne = Priceless Conversation! STEM education, STEM role models, Girls in STEM, Athena Racing, Club Athena, Athena STEM, engineer, Engineering

Jan 21

19 min 2 sec

Micky Grana is the owner and co-founder of Chuckwalla Raceway. As a husband of a motorsports businesswoman and father of a daughter who loves racing, he understands the importance of a program like Athena Racing first-hand and how it can inspire leadership and develop skills in our future female leaders. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn @RaceAthena Visit us at AthenaRacing.org to learn more about our STEM program and events for girls in middle school and high school. Today's Episode Included:  Micky Grana + Shayne Conner + Mihika Tiwari + Loxley Browne = Priceless Conversation! STEM education, STEM role models, Girls in STEM, Athena Racing, Club Athena, Athena STEM, engineer, Engineering

Dec 2020

16 min 54 sec

Diane Miller, has had a rewarding career in health care, finance and sports, and has since started her own consulting business. At the start of her career, Diane helped healthcare franchise owners and executives purchase and build  companies across the country. These organizations served children, adolescents, and adults. Shifting her focus she transitioned to Merrill Lynch to work in Wealth Management. As a Financial Advisor, Diane quickly picked her niche of entertainers and athletes. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn @RaceAthena Visit us at AthenaRacing.org to learn more about our STEM program and events for girls in middle school and high school. Today's Episode Included:  Diane Miller + Mihika Tiwari + Loxley Browne = Priceless Conversation! STEM education, STEM role models, Girls in STEM, Athena Racing, Club Athena, Athena STEM, engineer, Engineering

Nov 2020

19 min 46 sec

Sabrina’s fascination with space and engineering began at an early age, when she and her dad spent ample time playing with their small home telescope, watching the Discovery Channel, and devouring any book about space she could get her hands on. When she was a teen, she decided she wanted to pursue nuclear engineering as a field of study based on her desire to learn how physics worked at the atomic level. Fast forward a few years: Sabrina is an accomplished aerospace engineer and a Department of Energy and Navy-certified Nuclear Engineer. Sabrina attended the United States Naval Academy and graduated with an aerospace engineering degree in 2014, in a graduating class that was only 20% female. Following the Naval Academy, Sabrina went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to further her education in Aeronautics and Astronautics, and completed a thesis in the field of human spaceflight and bioastronautics. The learning didn’t stop: she reported to her first Navy assignment and completed two rigorous schools that gave her a crash-course introduction to all things nuclear engineering. Sabrina reported to the USS Minnesota (SSN 783), a Virginia-class attack submarine and completed a full deployment cycle during her two years onboard. As one of three women in a crew of approximately 120, she spent her first year on the boat becoming an operational expert on her boat’s nuclear reactor, and the second year developing her tactical skills as a ship driver, submarine tactician, and onboard-systems expert. Sabrina now works for the Commander, Submarine Forces, in developing policy and personnel plans for continuing the integration of the submarine community with women. She has a strong passion for advocating STEM careers to young women and breaking gender stereotypes everywhere. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn @RaceAthena Visit us at AthenaRacing.org to learn more about our STEM program and events for girls in middle school and high school. Today's Episode Included:  Sabrina Reyes + Mihika Tiwari + Loxley Browne = Priceless Conversation! STEM education, STEM role models, Girls in STEM, Athena Racing, Club Athena, Athena STEM, engineer, Engineering

Nov 2020

15 min 59 sec

In 2018, Erin was introduced to Flying Lizard Motorsports  and became their first female racer to compete at a professional level – perhaps one of the most famous American sportscar teams ever to grace the likes of the American Le Mans Series (now IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship).  There was a plan in the works to send an all-female Audi R8 LMS GT4 team to race the 25 Hours of Thunderhill – one of the more grueling 24 hour races in terms of the weather and hours raced in total darkness, although not as competitive as the historic 24 hour races at Daytona, Le Mans, Nürburgring, and Spa. All it wanted was a female leader and to gather a team. Through a quick collaboration, Erin and Flying Lizard put together a star-studded lineup that included Christina Nielsen (two-time World Endurance Championship winner for Porsche Racing), Aurora Straus (SRO GT4 SprintX Championship winner and BMW Motorsports Ambassador), Ashton Harrison (Global MX5 Cup Racer and Hoonigans star), and Laura Ely (two-time Porsche Trophy West Champion). The team went on to win first in class and finish 4th overall out of 46 cars, finishing at the top of the field among Radicals, GT3 cars, and prototypes. Riding the momentum of that victory, Erin moved into the Porsche Trophy West GT4 Championship with Flying Lizard. The Porsche Trophy series is highly focused on driver development and coaching, and 2019 was a huge growth year for Erin’s driving. Claiming 15 wins and 16 podiums, Erin grabbed the Bronze Class Championship, often racing and winning against drivers in newer, faster cars. From there she partnered with pro-driver Michael Cooper to pilot a Flying Lizard McLaren 570S GT4 during the 2020 SRO GT4 America SprintX Championship, where the duo claimed multiple top-five finishes among a large and highly competitive field. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn @RaceAthena Visit us at AthenaRacing.org to learn more about our STEM program and events for girls in middle school and high school. Today's Episode Included:  Erin Vogel + Mihika Tiwari + Loxley Browne = Priceless Conversation! STEM education, STEM role models, Girls in STEM, Athena Racing, Club Athena, Athena STEM, engineer, Engineering 

Nov 2020

15 min 53 sec